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The ancestors of the bearers of the Edgeston family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.

Edgeston Early Origins



The surname Edgeston was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. The original Edge family probably lived on the side of a hill and were described by the Saxon word "ecg" which meant "edge." After the Norman invasion of England in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."

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Edgeston Early History


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Edgeston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgeston research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Edgeston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edgeston Spelling Variations


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Edgeston Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Edgeston include Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.

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Edgeston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edgeston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Edgeston In Ireland


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Edgeston In Ireland



Some of the Edgeston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Edgeston or a variant listed above: Robert Edge who settled in Boston in 1635; and Thomas Edge who brought his wife and family to Virginia in 1637.

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